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While setting up Windows 95, I get error SU 0412. It suggests to increase the swapfile size, an try again. How do I do this? In Config.sys? What command do I have to use?
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by:istal112898
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Windows 95/MS-DOS Clean boot with more memory:
You can increase the amount of memory available by making
the following modifications to your Config.sys file. You
can also make these changes to your Boot Disk as well.
NOTE: These are the only drivers you should load.

Device=Himem.sys
Device=EMM386.exe noems
Dos=high,umb
Device=drvspace.sys /move
      (Optional - only if using DriveSpace compression)
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by:westdisc
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It doesn´t work, even without Device=drvspace.sys /move.
With "Device=drvspace.sys /move" removed from config.sys it still doesn't work!!! While checking for installed components, it still gets up to 77% complete, but that's all. The setup programm halts before reporting that it cannot load "shell2.inf" into its memory or that the file is corrupted. I've done some checking: the file exists and is located in the temporary directory c:\wininst0.400.

I would appreciate any other suggestions you might have to solve this problem, because I'm getting a little desperate.

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by:Stevie_emwsys
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Just curious but how big is the hard drive you are using ? It could be that you are running out of available disk space.
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You should also check that your HD isn't too fragmented since the swap file is stored in an continuous place.
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